How the St Gemma Galgani relic lockets are made


Some examples of St Gemma Galgani relic holy prayer cards

How the St Gemma Galgani relic lockets and relic locket rosaries are made

The "ex capsa" fragment of wood from Gemma's original coffin relic that is inside the St Gemma Galgani relic locket rosaries, and also inside the relic lockets, comes from St Gemma relic holy cards that have the official seal of the Passionists. Thus the fragment of wood relic inside the lockets is an authentic 3rd class relic, issued by and stamped with the seal of the Passionists. As one can see in the example photos above and below both the official Passionist seal and the relic are originally affixed together to the holy card.
The rosaries are made of beautiful 7mm glass beads and each bead is "lock linked" into place with washers on both sides of the bead, and the rings that join the crucifix and the locket center to the rosary are triple looped, making these rosaries very sturdy.

As for the relic lockets, they are all 20mm (approx 3/4 of an inch) and are of very solid construction. They are not waterproof however, therefore if wearing them I recommend taking them off when bathing.

The relic locket rosaries and relic lockets are individually hand made and are not mass produced in a factory. Thus each one is unique and special.

Click here to go to the St Gemma Gift Store where these items and others are being offered.
Closeup of the back of a St Gemma relic prayer card with Seal of the Passionists

7 comments:

Petro Larkin said...

Where can I get a large statue of saint gemma galgani

Many thanks

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Petro,
To reply to your question, unfortunately I have not seen any distributors here in the USA that offer good quality statues of St Gemma . There are a couple of statuary makers in Italy and Spain that make some really nice ones, but to my knowledge they are not available here in the USA. So, unfortunately the only other statues I have seen available here in the USA are the used ones for sale on EBAY, and occasionally some nice ones do come up for auction there.

The Passionist nuns at St Gemma's monastery in Lucca, Italy have some and offer them at the monastery store, but you would need to call them and speak to them about purchasing and shipping.--their contact information is below.
Monastero-Santuario di Santa Gemma
Claustrali Passioniste
Fuori Porta Elisa
55100 - Lucca
Italy
Telephone: 0111-09-0583 91724

Unknown said...

How may I have one bro. ? Since, we're on lockdown we can't have much money to donate.

I wish to receive a blessed response from you.

Unknown said...

How I can get the relic of St Gemma for my devotion

Unknown said...

It is possible to reach out to the Passionist nuns at the St. Gemma Galgani shrine in Italy and request a relic from them directly for free. I recently contacted them through the email on their website to request a relic. They are happy to send out a small fragment from her coffin for free if you email them your address. You can write them in English or Italian (if you reach out in English, I suggest keeping it simple and direct.) It does take a long time. (I contacted them over 6 weeks ago and it still hasn't arrived.) Their email, from their website, is monastero@santagemma.eu. Their address is:

Via di Tiglio, 271,
55100 Lucca LU

Phone: +39 0583 48815
Website: https://www.santagemma.eu/

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was wondering if you could explain to me what the red is, surrounding the fragment from the coffin? I took a photo and enlarged it and it resembles blood- but then looking at some of your relic pictures there appears to be some red color too? What is this from? Thank you, in advance.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous,
The red in some of the relic lockets is a red cloth backing. May God bless you and your loved ones. -Glenn

ShareThis